Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition in which the tissue deep in your lungs becomes scarred over time. This tissue gets thick and stiff. That makes it hard for you to catch your breath, and your blood may not get enough ...1

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Complications of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis (PULL-mun-ary fi-BRO-sis) is a disease in which tissue deep in your lungs becomes thick and stiff, or scarred, over time. The formation of scar tissue is called fibrosis. As the lung tissue thickens, your ...2

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Causes of Pulmonary Fibrosis

What Causes Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis? Sometimes doctors can find out what is causing pulmonary fibrosis (lung scarring). For example, exposure to environmental pollutants and certain medicines can cause the disease. Environmental pollutants include inorganic dust (silica and hard metal dusts) ...3

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Causes List for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Some possible causes of Pulmonary Fibrosis or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Some types of this condition may include:5 Types of pulmonary fibrosis:

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Risk Factors for Pulmonary Fibrosis

The following factors may increase your risk of IPF:

Genetics also may play a role in causing IPF ...6

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  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ pulmonaryfibrosis.html
  2. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
  3. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ ipf/ causes
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: Disease Ontology
  6. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ ipf/ causes

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